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by Jeff
February 28th, 2024, 11:32 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Wet sticky puck

No threading or @mentions available. Wet pucks, by themselves, are not a sign on extraction problems. By the time a puck is "soupy", it is after the extraction is over. The suggested basket fill is just a suggestion. Many things, especially the roast level, will impact how tall a puck is for a given weight. Dark roasts tend
by Belbo
February 28th, 2024, 11:28 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 2
Views: 107

La Pavoni Europiccola last part of the shot bitter

Hi, I have a La Pavoni for many years now and I have gotten to a point where I'm getting consistently very good shots from it (I'm using grouphead thermometer among other things). One thing that bothers me though is the layering of the shots: essentially the way I drink it (and regardless of whether the coffee is still
by Mbonus
February 28th, 2024, 11:26 am
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 7
Views: 959

New version Ultra grinder

I'm not Jeff - but you could probably use a killawatt electic usage meter. {link}
by romlee
February 28th, 2024, 11:18 am
Forum: Buy/Sell
Replies: 0
Views: 556

[SOLD] Niche Zero Black (sold in 1 day)

Purchased and received in February 2022. Used for espresso only, 3 - 4 doses (18 - 20gr each) daily through December 2023. In excellent condition. Light RDT, no corrosion evident at all. Burr set disassembled, brushed and cleaned quarterly each year. The image shows the following: 1. Niche with Laube machined aluminum billet
by Jonk
February 28th, 2024, 11:16 am
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 36
Views: 1563

I'm done with 'shipped' coffee

I think it's a testament to the difficulty that even pro roasters struggle. Somehow that nudges me towards home roasting; I'm happier to drink my own inevitable failures than someone else's at 2-4x the price. It's not a level playing field. Pros have more resources, most importantly they can have access to better greens. But you've got access to
by Pressino
February 28th, 2024, 11:16 am
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 7
Views: 959

New version Ultra grinder

Have you checked retention? It looks as if the burr chamber has a bit of room to accumulate grinds
by jlbird
February 28th, 2024, 11:15 am
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 377
Views: 36974

Option-O Lagom 01 Discussion

But then there's a limiting pin on the magnetic collar to stop the grind setting going beyond zero so that the grind setting won't change after dissembling
by Pressino
February 28th, 2024, 11:13 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Why should I not buy a Niche Zero in 2024?

The Niche Zero is well built and will allow you to grind medium to dark roasted beans to give you that "classic" Italian espresso you like, with great single-dosing workflow and very low retention. What's not to like about that? You already have a flat burr grinder you seem to like for pour-over. $650 is not cheap, but other espresso
by yakster
February 28th, 2024, 11:13 am
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Trying to figure out connecting my faema compact

The diagrams on this site may help. One of the diagrams appears to show the parts your working on. {link}
by homeburrero
February 28th, 2024, 11:12 am
Forum: Water
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Too Many Water Filter Options

The ESP 124-T uses a conventional sodium ion exchange softener with a capacity of 1100 grains. It also has a particulates and charcoal filter. {link}